Guide for Darts (Dartslive) Mini-Game
Penguin Sniper’s darts (dartslive) is a mini-game the Protagonist can participate in together with his fellow Phantom Thief members.
The mini-game is unlocked on 6/5 after clearing the Madarame Palace. Penguin Sniper can be visited both after school and evenings. Access to the mini-game costs 800 yen per session. Keep playing Penguin Sniper to raise your party member’s Baton Pass rank.
Before mini-game starts, save your game first. Inside the Penguin Sniper, choose your first partner to play darts with.
The goal of the mini-game is to reach 0. Depending on your rank, you’ll start with a “score.” At rank 1 for example, you start out on a “301” starting score. In higher levels, you begin with a starting score of “701”.
Each time you take part in mini-game, you can increase your Proficiency by 1. If your chosen partner finished the game on the fourth round, Proficiency will rise by 2 instead.
Other than the player’s chosen partner, another person will be randomly chosen as the Protagonist’s second partner. If you don’t like the second partner, you can re-load your game.
Lastly, all attending characters will receive +1 confidant boosts after finishing the mini-game,
Target Score System
The target score for the mini-game will change based on the rank of the pairs are starting with. Below is a shortlist of starting rank and target score:
|Baton Pass Starting Rank||Target Score|
You get more Proficiency stat boost by competing on a rainy day or when you’re playing with a “701” starting score.
Darts Mini-Game Customizations
After playing, you’ll be eligible to customize some features with the help of items such as “My Darts” and “Professional Darts Tech.”
|My Darts||Cursor width is narrower|
|Professional Darts Tech||Unlock Third Eye|
How to Get a High Score
Below are some tips on how to achieve a high score:
- Other than shaking the controller, you can also press the ○ Button.
- Rather than focusing near the center, you can move the cursor to the edge of the ellipse.
- In the first round, you can afford to make mistakes before reaching the third round.
- Aim to get a score between 1 and 20 by round 3.
- Aim to finish on your partner’s fourth turn. This helps to raise their Baton Pass rank by two levels. Some exceptions to this rule include Ryuji and Akechi.
- You can unlock a score boost conversations when you reach the fourth round.
Score Boost Dialogue Choices
When you reach the fourth round, your partner will ask a question. If you respond correctly, he/she will be motivated to perform well, boost their scores (go up by two ranks), and finish the mini-game on your behalf.
Below are recommended responses to boost your partner’s performance.
|Partner||Score Boost Dialogue|
|Morgana||“I’m counting on you.”|
|Ann||“Same as always.”|
|Yusuke||“As if you were painting.”|
|Makoto||“Take a deep breath.”|
|Futaba||“This is real thing.”|
|Haru||“Just have fun with it.”|
|Kasumi||“Believe in yourself.”|
Baton Pass Rank Benefits
Throwing darts allows the player to increase each character’s baton pass rank. This affects how much of a boost in damage dealt, HP, and SP recovery a character gains during baton pass.
Open the stats screen to view your character’s Baton Pass Rank.
|Baton Pass Rank||Baton Pass Rank Effects|
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